- The venue, which includes a record shop and online radio station, is spread across a three-storey building.
Hanoi club Savage has reopened at a new location in the Tay Ho district.
The team left their former venue, which was also in Tay Ho, in February 2020 after the authorities enforced strict and sudden changes to its opening hours. The old Savage was open for three years.
The new space is a three-story building with a garden that once housed the embassy of Angola. As well as two club rooms, Anteroom and Red Cube, it has a coffee shop and record store, Pond Records, which doubles up as an online radio station. The club has also confirmed three new resident DJs: Telephones, GONNO and Zwi.
Though Savage had its soft launch in June and events are running throughout July, the venue's grand reopening parties are set for July 24th and 25th. Cofounder Ouissam will spin all night on the Friday, before Hibiya Line guests the following night.
All this is possible due to Vietnam's smart response to the pandemic. As of today, July 1st, the country has no fatalities, according to John Hopkins University. The borders remain closed to international visitors, though citizens can travel internally.
Read about the impact COVID-19 has had on Savage and other East Asian clubs in Nyshka Chandran's recent feature on the return of local lineups.